Good Capital Project Initiatives
Initiatives to develop human capital and establish key infrastructure to grow the impact ecosystem.
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This month’s newsletter recaps Good Capital Project’s first year and looks towards the future. Click through to read the full newsletter.
My journey started about 15 years ago when we were asked by our clients to consider evaluating social risk within the context of fixed income investment portfolios. This resulted in a negative-screening process to eliminate companies involved in tobacco production, religious issues, international affairs/human rights, alcohol, and carbon emissions. We wanted to eschew certain segments of the market in an attempt to incorporate social values while investing to create better returns.
From JUST CAPITAL: JUST Capital is thrilled to announce a critical new step in our mission to create a more just marketplace. On June 13, Goldman Sachs Asset Management launched the JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF (Ticker: JUST) – the first ever exchange-traded fund designed to align with the American public’s priorities for just business behavior, based on JUST Capital’s research.
When the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approached the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service’s Social Innovation & Investment Initiative (SII) to review its decade-long history with impact investing, there was a clear alignment on objectives of documenting best practices in impact investing in order to strengthen this emerging sector.
The US SIF Foundation released a guide for financial advisors on how to incorporate sustainable, responsible and impact investing into their practice. The Financial Advisor Roadmap was prepared with insights from financial advisors and other industry professionals.
GCP is now in the prototype stage. We are developing – in partnership and collaboration with other stakeholders – prototypes of initiatives to address some of the challenges that surfaced during the discovery phase.
From ImpactAlpha: We’ve been tracking locally-driven economic revival across the U.S.; Philly is testing approaches also taking hold elsewhere. Can local institutions and impact investors effectively direct capital to entrepreneurs and other agents of impact and change urban dynamics of economic dislocation, income inequality and racial division?…
We interviewed private wealth manager Jesse Clinton, who serves as Senior Partner and Managing Director of VERITAS Private Wealth Group at Snowden Lane. Jesse shares his insights about the ever evolving impact space, his personal interest in impact, and the tools and resources advisors should know.
NBA Hall of Famer, philanthropist, and investor David Robinson sat down with us to discuss his journey from investor and philanthropist to impact investor.